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Community Outreach

It's not just something we do, it's who we are.


The Fish Tales Fishing Club was founded in 1989 to promote the sport of fishing among families and individuals, young and old, of all abilities, with the purpose of improving the skill of anglers through an open exchange of ideas and methods. We don't just see ourselves as helping our communities, we're a part of these communities and they're a part of who we are, too.

We believe we have the best, most dedicated members of any fishing club out there and there's no better way to show it than in sharing how we've promoted fishing actively in our local communities. We consider it a privilege to reach out and get involved beyond our own club.

Below you'll find some examples of ways we've been proud to support many organisations. If you would like to join or club, or you're already a member, and you know of an organisation that would benefit from our members' help, let us know -- chances are you'll find other members who are just as dedicated as you are and keen to chip in and help out for a good cause. What's more, we have great fun in all the volunteer work we do, so it doesn't feel like "work" or "volunteering" at all.​


Christmas 2023

Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation 2022 Donation


South Suburban Special Recreation Association

The SSSRA's Mission Statement is to promote the power of choice and to enhance the quality of life of individuals of all abilities, by providing accessible recreation in an environment that promotes dignity, success, and fun.

2022 Fish Tales Volunteers
Special thanks to our generous supporters, without whom we could not provide the level of assistance we bring to these deserving folks.
Greg Katelo from Fishing Connection
Brad Jackson from Anglers Outlet
Ron Baudino from B & B Baits
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Lincolnway Special Recreation Association

LWSRA's mission is to provide recreation and leisure services for individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities while promoting greater disability awareness in the community. Its vision: A community without limits for individuals with disabilities.

Calm Lake

Illinois High School Association

The IHSA governs the equitable participation in interscholastic athletics and activities that enrich the educational experience. IHSA regulates the local high schools' Bass Fishing Teams at Oak Lawn High School and Reavis High School.

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